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Tips for Winter Composting

Follow these tips for winter composting from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Just because the temperatures are starting to cool down doesn’t mean your compost pile needs to slow down. Even in the winter you’ll still produce kitchen scraps. With these tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can keep your compost pile active through winter and be ready for spring. Benefits of Winter Composting Keeping your compost pile active through(…)

Digging Up and Storing Bulbs

Get your bulbs ready for winter with these tips on digging up and storing bulbs from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. If you have bulbs that you won’t be able to get in the ground in the fall, you can still save them over the winter. They need to be removed from the ground before the soil freezes. Follow these tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet for digging up and storing(…)

Planting Deer-Resistant Plants

Keep deer out of the garden with deer-resistant plants and Blain’s Farm & Fleet. You work on planting your favorite flowers and plants, only to have some hungry deer ruin all your hard work. By planting deer-resistant plants, you can save your garden. The plants are unappetizing for the pesky creatures, meaning you can enjoy¬†blooming flowers all season long. Learn about some common deer-resistant plants with Blain’s Farm & Fleet.(…)

Keeping Out Garden Insects

Use these tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet to keep out pesky garden insects. You work hard to grow your vegetable or flower garden, only to have your hard work ruined by garden insects. While some insects are actually helpful in the garden–ground beetles, for example–some can cause serious damage to your vegetables and flowers. With these simple tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can keep out insect garden(…)

How to Home Compost

Learn how to home compost with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Thinking of starting your own organic garden? The cornerstone to organic gardening is compost and learning how to home compost is a good way to start. Composting is actually fairly easy to do. All you need is a bit of recycled garden or lawn trimmings, some everyday kitchen waste, a little love and a little patience. Nature(…)

How to Use a Lawn Edger

Learn how to give your lawn a clean edge with a lawn edger from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Make your lawn and your garden beds look smooth and picture perfect by using a lawn edger. Routine lawn edging also helps keep grass roots from invading your sidewalk and/or driveway. Whether you’re using a gas-powered edger or a manual one, you can achieve straight, defined edges with your lawn and garden.(…)

How to Keep Out Garden Pests

Keep out common garden pests with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. You work hard to grow all your fruits, vegetables and flowers, only to have some pesky wildlife reap all the benefits. With the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can keep out garden pests and protect your hard work. Deer – Deer love to browse through gardens and shrubs. The gentle creatures can cause quite a(…)

Putting Chickens to Work in Your Garden

Let your chickens do the work with these tips from Nutrena and Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Creating new vegetable garden space from an area of lawn is often hard work. Advice is often to spray the lawn area with herbicide, let the lawn die, spade the dead grass deeply or remove it, and then soften the soil and plant seeds. That involves lots of work and the use of herbicides(…)

Early Spring Lawn and Garden Projects

Get ready for summer with these early spring lawn and garden projects. When winter has dragged on, it can be hard to wait to plant your garden. But if you try digging in your garden too early, you may end up doing more damage than good. Luckily, Blain’s Farm & Fleet is here to help with a list of ideas to keep your green thumb busy until then. Below we(…)

How to Repot Plants and Flowers

Learn how to repot plants and flowers with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Are your potted plants looking like they want to crawl out of their pot? Are you noticing that your plant might not be blooming as well or it’s dropping leaves? Does the soil look dried out? It may be time to repot your plants. To repot plants and flowers, follow these simple instructions form Blain’s(…)

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